Best Kids' Party Venue

Allens Lane Art Center

You get a party for creative tykes, featuring musical or child-friendly theatrical performances tailored to your kid’s age and likes. Bring everything you need for a successful party:plates,

3500 Reservoir Drive, Philadelphia, PA | 215-248-0546 | Website


2013 WINNER, Kids' Party Venue for the Highly Energetic

Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse

3500 Reservoir Drive, Philadelphia, PA

You get a party room (best for kids five and under) or porch (10 and under) and access to the charming 24,000-square-foot playhouse and six-and-a-half-acre playground in Fairmount Park. Smith is extremely popular so plan well in advance. They’re usually booked up to two months ahead. Read more »

2013 WINNER, Kids' Party Venue for the Nature Lover

Linvilla Orchards

137 West Knowlton Road, Media, PA

You get pizza, lemonade or cider, cake, coloring books, a hayride, animal feeding, and an entrance to Linvilla’s all-wooden playground. Season allowing, ask for a pick-you-own add-on, so each kid gets to go home with some handpicked fruits and veggies. Read more »

2013 WINNER, Kids' Party Venue for the Athlete

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park

122 Mill Road, Oaks, PA

You get shoe rentals, one hour of private jump time on the extreme trampolines, pizzas, cake, invitations. Any kids who wants to jump must have a waiver signed by his/her parent or guardian. Print them online. Read more »

2013 WINNER, Kids' Party Venue for the Couch Potato

Clearview Anthony Wave

109 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA

You get a private screening of whatever kiddie movie is playing, unlimited popcorn and soda, and your offspring’s name on the big marquee out front. Parties are only available when the theater isn’t nomally open to the public, so plan a morning event. Read more »

2012 WINNER, Kids' Party

Stars on the Move

Clowns, magicians and Chuck E. Cheese’s are so 20th-century. For your little birthday honoree, go with this portable, inflatable planetarium service, which can be set up in your house. It holds up to 35 people, costs less than $200 to rent, and is presided over by Denise Vacca, a friendly former producer from the Franklin… Read more »

2011 WINNER, Kids' Parties

Lore’s Chocolates

34 South 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA

You might think that letting a passel of eight-year-olds make their own sweets and then stuff themselves silly is a waste of the city’s greatest chocolate. But the eight-year-olds won’t think that. Read more »